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Excerpt of Pikes Peak Writers Conference week: Ragnarök Willie

I’m headed off to Colorado Springs tomorrow, to my first writers confab, the Pikes Peak Writers Conference. Double thrilling because I will also get to pick up an award for my urban fantasy novel, Ragnarök Willie. When an archeologist unearths … Continue reading

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Ragnarök Willie wins 2015 Pikes Peak Writers Zebulon Fiction Award

My mythica novel, Ragnarök Willie has won the 2015 Pikes Peak Writers Zebulon Fiction Award in the urban fantasy category. To say I’m excited about this would be a huge understatement, although I’m also more than a little intimidated.  Besides … Continue reading

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Characters need to smell the roses too

It’s not enough for characters in fiction to see their enemies, hear gunshots, taste arsenic and feel the fine blade of a dagger at their throats.  Onomatopoeias ( fancy word for spelling out sounds like meow or thwunk) are terrific, … Continue reading

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Blog Hop: My Writing Process

Do blogs hop? My writing buddy and fellow author Timothy Hurley invited me to join in the My Writing Process blog hop.  He posted his version of the blog, in his usual dry wit, last week at http://www.thelunaticassylum.blogspot.com. His fiction … Continue reading

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Waiting for that query letter to write itself

I’ve been patiently waiting for my query letter (for Ragnarök Willie) to write itself. Or at least edit itself.  The query letter, apparently, is even more stubborn than I am.  It refuses to move its words around so that it … Continue reading

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Excerpt of the week: Ragnarök Willie

In honor of the depths of winter, I grabbed an excerpt from the final battle scene from my work in progress mythical novel, Ragnarök Willie.  Without giving up any spoilers, imagine it’s just after midnight on Midwinter’s Day, hundreds of kilometers … Continue reading

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Excerpt of the week: Ragnarök Willie

Since I finally made the fateful decision to start down the long and scary path of querying my mythica novel, Ragnarök Willie, I figured this would be a good time to share a couple of new excerpts, one below and … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing

Welcome to The Next Big Thing My friend and colleague Timothy Hurley, a New York City writer of satire and spec fiction, recently tagged me for an author’s blog hop titled The Next Big Thing. The deal is this: each author … Continue reading

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When characters refuse to do as they are told

As writers, our best characters sometimes refuse to do what we want them to do.  They take on a life of their own.  Sometimes they even refuse to die.  Very inconvenient, that. Asha is one such.  She is supposed to … Continue reading

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